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Exploring a New Urban Agenda for Africa - Edgar Pieterse
Published on 13 Mar 2017

Just a decade ago most African governments were at best, aspatial in their development ambitions, and more often than not, anti-urban. In 2016, the political and policy landscape looks significantly different. At a pan-African level, the African Union and the Economic Commission for Africa actively promote “sustainable urbanization”, encourage democratic decentralisation, and work with various institutions to enlarge the flow of finance to address the massive infrastructure deficits that place a break on sustained economic growth and human development. However, there is a real danger that generic policy prescriptions of the international policy circuit will unthinkingly be imposed on Africa. In the midst of the globalisation of urban development policy prescripts that inevitably accompany the Habitat III processes, this risk is even more acute. In recognition of this, Cities Alliance and the African Centre for Cities are seeking to advance more contextually relevant and bold urbanization policy perspective that more meant as a provocation than neat solutions. At the core of this argument is a desire to confront the interconnected challenges of systemic un- and under-employment, large-scale service delivery deficits, environmental degradation, ad hoc technological investments and unresponsive governance. In this talk I will present the outlines of this argument as the beginning of a sustained engagement with the research of the WRI Ross Centre for Sustainable Cities and new partners on the African continent.

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This article is culled from daily press coverage from around the world. It is posted on the Urban Gateway by way of keeping all users informed about matters of interest. The opinion expressed in this article is that of the author and in no way reflects the opinion of UN-Habitat.

Innovative financing and industry challenges for Sustainable Urbanization, Sunil Kanoria
Published on 14 Mar 2017

Sunil Kanoria, Vice Chairman, SREI Infrastructure Finance & Immediate Past President, ASSOCHAM

Source: Youtube

This article is culled from daily press coverage from around the world. It is posted on the Urban Gateway by way of keeping all users informed about matters of interest. The opinion expressed in this article is that of the author and in no way reflects the opinion of UN-Habitat.

American Institute of Architects

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This article is culled from daily press coverage from around the world. It is posted on the Urban Gateway by way of keeping all users informed about matters of interest. The opinion expressed in this article is that of the author and in no way reflects the opinion of UN-Habitat.

Solution for rapid urbanization

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This article is culled from daily press coverage from around the world. It is posted on the Urban Gateway by way of keeping all users informed about matters of interest. The opinion expressed in this article is that of the author and in no way reflects the opinion of UN-Habitat.

Urbanization

Source: Youtube

This article is culled from daily press coverage from around the world. It is posted on the Urban Gateway by way of keeping all users informed about matters of interest. The opinion expressed in this article is that of the author and in no way reflects the opinion of UN-Habitat.

Rapid Urbanization: Air and Water Quality(Patricia Alvarez)

Source: Youtube

This article is culled from daily press coverage from around the world. It is posted on the Urban Gateway by way of keeping all users informed about matters of interest. The opinion expressed in this article is that of the author and in no way reflects the opinion of UN-Habitat.

Migration & Urbanization in China

Migration & Urbanization in China. Prof. Jessica Teets, Middlebury College. Program for Teaching East Asia at University of Colorado and National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA), January 2017.

Source: Youtube

This article is culled from daily press coverage from around the world. It is posted on the Urban Gateway by way of keeping all users informed about matters of interest. The opinion expressed in this article is that of the author and in no way reflects the opinion of UN-Habitat.

Right of Way: Securing Kenya's Railway Corridor and Improving Livelihoods

“I am now living well, and even heavy rains don’t affect us anymore. I now have a good flush toilet and a shower.” These are the words of Beatrice Naliaka from Kenya, a beneficiary of the East African Trade and Transport Facilitation Project (EATTFP). In its effort to secure the railway corridor along the city of Nairobi, the Government of Kenya has also provided better housing for residents of low-income neighborhoods who had encroached the corridor. Over 30,000 families are expected to benefit from better living conditions.

Source: Youtube

This article is culled from daily press coverage from around the world. It is posted on the Urban Gateway by way of keeping all users informed about matters of interest. The opinion expressed in this article is that of the author and in no way reflects the opinion of UN-Habitat.

Urbanization Notes Video
Solid Waste Management by Lucy Kamau | #MjiWetu
Published on 14 Feb 2017

Mji Wetu is an initiative seeking to have you, as a Kenyan be a part of the solution to the issues that are currently face our societies. With our topics being around infrastructure, public health, security, urbanization and lifestyle. We would like you to participate by sharing your experiences and solutions to these issues. 
Last week's discussion on #mjiwetu was on public health, with the key driver being the importance of health and sanitation in and around our cities.

Lucy Kamau, took the time to create and share this video on solid waste management and possible solutions that our leaders and us, as citizens can take to address the issues.

You too, can be a contributor. Join the conversation #mjiwetu and let's do it for our cities.

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This article is culled from daily press coverage from around the world. It is posted on the Urban Gateway by way of keeping all users informed about matters of interest. The opinion expressed in this article is that of the author and in no way reflects the opinion of UN-Habitat.

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